Kevin De Bruyne admits Manchester City must be cautious of the menace posed by Manchester United because the Red Devils try and bounce again from their midweek Champions League exit.
United suffered a 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig on Tuesday night to consign them to the Europa League, and there’s no let up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet as they face rivals City within the Manchester derby on Saturday.
United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday | DeFodi Images/Getty Images
De Bruyne admits City should be cautious as they face a United facet with some extent to show following the occasions of midweek.
“We need to try to get an advantage with the chances we have and we need to be careful because given everything that has happened this week, it is a good game for them to flick the switch,” the City midfielder stated (through the Daily Mail).
“They will want to show a different side to what happened in Leipzig and we need to be aware of that. The derby has become bigger with us doing so well and battling for titles. I don’t think anyone needs to tell any player how important the derby is.”
United acquired the higher of City twice final season | Visionhaus/Getty Images
The Red Devils did the double over City within the prime flight final time period, successful 2-1 on the Etihad in December and 2-0 at Old Trafford in March. De Bruyne praised the style by which United acquired the higher of them through the 2019/20 marketing campaign, however is keen for his facet to proper the wrongs of final season.
“They won last year so we need to try and make that right,” De Bruyne added. “We made a pair of errors and it was troublesome to return again.
“They have some new gamers and perhaps they are going to play a bit extra offensively. It relies upon how the sport goes, who scores first. They performed defensively and on the counter final season and picked us off rather well.”